Gumnut Grove

Tot Lot—the outdoor, hilly space that currently spans the area between Tot Spot and Discovery Hall—will be transformed into Gumnut Grove, a new outdoor exhibit for children ages 5-10. The concrete deck and stream that are currently part of Tot Spot will not be effected by this transformation.

About Gumnut Grove

In Gumnut Grove, older children ages 5-10 will have a dedicated space to engage in the type of unstructured, outdoor play that is far less common today than it was even a generation ago. Named for the seedpod of a eucalyptus tree, Gumnut Grove highlights and enhances BADM’s natural landscape with fun, age-appropriate features that encourage children’s active exploration.

Children will interact with Gumnut Grove in three main ways:
See how BADM is integrating early learning research into Gumnut Grove:
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